Give 14 days notice of Council Vacancies to members by email

Code:
G16-C003
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Adopted, pending ratification
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Colin Griffiths

Preamble

WHEREAS a vacancy in Council may occur at any time;

WHEREAS it is important to fill such positions as soon as possible;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Federal Council shall be notified of a vacancy within 14 days rather than the current 7 day period in Bylaw 2.1.6.2, such that the clause shall read:
2.1.6.2 All Federal Council members shall be notified of a vacancy within fourteen (14) days.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a similar change be made to Bylaw 2.1.6.3 correcting the term “general members electronic mailing list” for clarity to refer to email, such that the clause shall read:
2.1.6.3 Notice of the vacancy shall be posted prominently on the Party's website and all Members will be notified by email within the same fourteen (14) day period.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a period of a further 14 days be allowed before a vacancy is filled to enable members to identify or self-identify eligible candidates.

Sponsors:
Ard van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Constantine Kritsonis, Danny Polifroni, Joe Foster, Johan Hamels, Marcus Madsen, Mark MacKenzie, Stacey Leadbetter, Norbert d'Costa, Doug Anderson, Lorraine Rekmans, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins

Background

Recent changes have occurred with less visibility and openness than intended by the constitution. In addition the time limits are found to be too short to enable full notice to be provided to all members. Accordingly, this motion proposes to increase the time before federal council is empowered to fill a vacancy.

Code

G16-C003

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Colin Griffiths

Preamble

WHEREAS a vacancy in Council may occur at any time;

WHEREAS it is important to fill such positions as soon as possible;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Federal Council shall be notified of a vacancy within 14 days rather than the current 7 day period in Bylaw 2.1.6.2, such that the clause shall read:
2.1.6.2 All Federal Council members shall be notified of a vacancy within fourteen (14) days.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a similar change be made to Bylaw 2.1.6.3 correcting the term “general members electronic mailing list” for clarity to refer to email, such that the clause shall read:
2.1.6.3 Notice of the vacancy shall be posted prominently on the Party's website and all Members will be notified by email within the same fourteen (14) day period.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a period of a further 14 days be allowed before a vacancy is filled to enable members to identify or self-identify eligible candidates.

Sponsors

Ard van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Constantine Kritsonis, Danny Polifroni, Joe Foster, Johan Hamels, Marcus Madsen, Mark MacKenzie, Stacey Leadbetter, Norbert d'Costa, Doug Anderson, Lorraine Rekmans, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins

Background

Recent changes have occurred with less visibility and openness than intended by the constitution. In addition the time limits are found to be too short to enable full notice to be provided to all members. Accordingly, this motion proposes to increase the time before federal council is empowered to fill a vacancy.